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Old 06-10-2016, 04:22 PM   #31
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This will give you an idea of repair costs. Most of that is due to luxury car mechanic costs.

http://twocents.lifehacker.com/the-c...ver-1781639773

$1800/yr? Maybe for the boosted BMWs...

The only BMW my family has owned (we've had 6 or 7) that's come close to that is my old man's E39 M5, and that's maybe been once in the 10 years he's owned the car it got close to that amount. Most of the time the cars are well under $1000/yr to maintain... if you maintain them correctly.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:47 PM   #32
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$1800/yr? Maybe for the boosted BMWs...

The only BMW my family has owned (we've had 6 or 7) that's come close to that is my old man's E39 M5, and that's maybe been once in the 10 years he's owned the car it got close to that amount. Most of the time the cars are well under $1000/yr to maintain... if you maintain them correctly.
Yea, that probably is for more recent turbo bimmers with the HPFP failures and stuff.
Mine I'm sure has been less than a 300 a year, but much more if I included my labour cost.
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #33
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Mine have all mostly been oil, filters and brakes. Mind you, oil change for m5 is about $100 diy...
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:22 PM   #34
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Turns out OP is a wannabe yuppie
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$1800/yr? Maybe for the boosted BMWs...

The only BMW my family has owned (we've had 6 or 7) that's come close to that is my old man's E39 M5, and that's maybe been once in the 10 years he's owned the car it got close to that amount. Most of the time the cars are well under $1000/yr to maintain... if you maintain them correctly.
This probably assumes starting from new and includes tire costs.
I also love the VW to Honda comparison as everyone kept going on about how expensive my golf was compared to a Honda. I had to do very little to that car.

My recommendation for a 16 yr old would be exactly that. A VW. My 2.0 mkiv (8v iron block) was slow but still fun and safe. Also not too bad to wrench on if you had the time and space.
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